Alternative Energy Systems Consulting to Provide Specialized Energy Engineering Services to the Southern California Regional Energy Network

AESC will provide energy efficiency solutions in the Southern California Edison and SoCalGas territories

CARLSBAD, CA – July 30, 2013 -- Alternative Energy Systems Consulting, Inc. (AESC), the trusted leading provider of high quality engineering and management services that enable the rapid deployment of reliable and cost-effective energy solutions, today announced that it has been selected to be added to a pool of firms to provide engineering support services for the Regional Energy Network (SoCalREN) on an as-needed basis. AESC will provide specialized energy efficiency services and technical assistance throughout the SoCalREN service area.

"AESC's high quality engineering and management services and customized energy solutions will help SoCalREN achieve its objectives to achieve greater energy saving, and to deliver innovative tools and processes for the implementation of regional and local energy sustainability programs," said Ron Ishii, AESC president. "SoCalREN's selection of AESC is a true testament to our long-standing expertise in developing and delivering reliable and cost-effective energy efficiency solutions."

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved plans for Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Southern California Edison, San Diego Gas & Electric, Southern California Gas Company, and community choice aggregator Marin Energy Authority. These plans will leverage energy efficiency expertise at the local government level; the CPUC created two Regional Energy Networks to complement the utility programs – the San Francisco Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN) and the Southern California Regional Energy Network (SoCalREN).

The CPUC approved a total budget of approximately $1.9 billion for the energy efficiency efforts of the utilities, MEA, and the two Regional Energy Networks.

About SoCalREN

The Southern California Regional Energy Network is a local government regional energy network (REN) that was created by the California Public Utilities Commission. The SoCalREN will provide technical assistance, financing resources and support for project staff at public agencies to save energy and protect resources. AESC is part of a pool of vendors selected to help cities, counties, school districts, water districts, sanitation districts and other public agencies in the SoCalGas service territory.

About AESC

AESC provides high quality engineering and management services to enable rapid deployment of efficient, cost-effective, reliable and environmentally friendly energy systems. AESC''s customized engineering solutions and services are provided to utilities, government agencies, and other organizations that seek to improve energy production, delivery, and end use. Founded in 1994, AESC has offices in Carlsbad, San Diego, Pasadena, Concord, Sacramento and Fresno, California. For more information about AESC and its energy solutions, visit us on the web, and connect with us on LinkedIn.

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